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Higher productivity and reduced fuel consumption

Hitachi ZX280-5G and ZX280LC-5G medium excavators can load trucks quickly and efficiently thanks to our HIOS III hydraulic system. This is responsible for an increased operating speed with less fuel consumption than the previous Hitachi model.


You can expect a high arm speed while the boom is lowering, as well as powerful lifting and smooth swing operations. An auto power lift mode automatically boosts lifting force by 10% when required.


Razel, Senegal


French company Razel-Bec used a Hitachi ZX280LC-5G on an earthmoving and civil engineering contract on the Senegal River Delta. The aim of the project was to increase rice-growing opportunities by excavating new canals and rehabilitating existing ones.


“We have found the Hitachi base machines to be extremely reliable,” says Kristen Petillon, Fleet Equipment Manager. “The standard machines have 98% availability and we are satisfied with the level of productivity. They are also very precise, user-friendly and handle well in this tough terrain.


“The main advantage of Hitachi machines is better fuel consumption, which makes a huge difference in terms of saving costs – the ZX280LC-5G is more profitable as a result.”


Operator Allé Dior Diouf used a ZX280LC-5G to build canal embankments on an earthmoving and civil engineering contract on the Senegal River Delta. “The cab is spacious and the seat is particularly comfortable,” he says. “I use the monitor to check the oil and water temperatures, as well as the fuel level and any warning lights. The number one benefits are the air conditioning and dust-free working environment.


“The ZX280LC-5G is really easy to work with. It’s fast, productive, powerful and easy to excavate the clay. When I work with this Hitachi excavator, I feel that all of the movements, such as loading and swinging, are better than the other machines on this site.”


Specifications for the ZX280LC-5G Excavator

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  • Specifications
Model Code ZX280-5G / ZX280LC-5G
Engine Rated Power (kW) 132 kW (177 HP)
Operating weight (kg) 27 400 - 28 400 kg
Backhoe Bucket ISO Heaped 1.00 - 1.62 m3
Max. digging depth (mm) 6 530 - 7 870 mm
Bucket digging force (kN) ISO 202 kN

Try before you buy with Hitachi Premium Rental

You can rent a wide range of Hitachi excavators and wheel loaders direct from Hitachi via our dealer network. Hitachi Premium Rental machines can be hired by the month and for periods up to one year. This gives you the high levels of reliability, quality and service you would expect from Hitachi, and greater flexibility to meet the varying demands of your business.

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